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Event Archive - Grupo Fantasma / Mishka: Grupo Fantasma, Mishka

Thu. August 12th 2010 Venue (No Minors)
9:00pm doors at 8:00pm
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Zulu Records, Highlife Records
Presented by: Live Nation

Live Nation has kindly given us a pair of tickets for the following event:

Thursday August 12th - Grupo Fantasma, Mishka @ Venue (No Minors) $22.50+ 9:00pm doors at 8:00pm Tickets At: All Ticketmaster Locations, Zulu Records, Highlife Records

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After backing Prince on tour, hybrid Latin-American orchestra, Grupo Fantasma co-headline with Matthew McConaughey signed artist, Mishka on August 12th at Venue.

The progressive genius of Grupo Fantasma, now in the tenth year of its long and intriguing musical journey, comes to life on El Existential set for a May 11th, 2010 release on Nat Geo Music. Known as the funkiest, finest, and hardest working Latin orchestra to come out of the United States in the last decade, the band has garnered critical acclaim worldwide for their adventurous albums, prudent songwriting and unprecedented live shows. “Grupo Fantasma is as tight as one would expect from a band that routinely backs up Prince” exclaimed LA Weekly and the Washington Post affirmed that “the ten members represent a new generation of latin music.”

The band’s incendiary live show has also stockpiled rave reviews across North American, Europe, and beyond. Highlights from the past few years include the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Bonnaroo, Jelly NYC Pool Party, Montreal Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, the horn section performing with Prince at Coachella, London’s 02 Arena and the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and a two ten day engagements to entertain troops stationed in Kuwait and Iraq. Grupo Fantasma was also selected to perform at WOMEX, the exclusive world music expo, in Copenhagen, Denmark this past October. 2010 will have the band once again criss-crossing the globe with club dates and festivals worldwide.

Mishka was born in Bermuda, and raised on a 40-foot sailing vessel built by his parents, who wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of raising their young family by the ocean. Inspired by his rich, natural surroundings and the righteous spirit permeating the Caribbean Islands, Mishka has been singing since before his earliest memories. While living in Nevis as a young adult in 1992, Mishka devoted himself to writing and performing, connecting with people through his essence and the intimacy of his music. Mishka’s socially conscious lyrics, seductive vocals, and hypnotic reggae grooves have garnered a solid worldwide cult following since 1999.

During a performance one evening, actor Matthew McConaughey heard the music from where he was staying. He went down the next day to find out who had been performing the night before, saw the flyer, and then started to search Mishka out. Mishka soon became the first artist signed to McConaughey’s label j.k. livin’ Records.

Mishka has toured extensively throughout Europe, Japan, and North America, including a sold out North American acoustic tour opening for Australian multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd. Mishka’s bare-bone approach to the performance of his music, coupled with his seductive positive energy make him utterly captivating to see live.

General Onsale: Apr 23 2010 10:00AM

Live Nation Presale: Apr 21 2010 10:00AM - Apr 22 2010 10:00PM


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